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Associated Installers

When you install Reflection X on Windows, some features are installed using associated installers that run automatically as needed.


If you install from a command line using setup.exe, prerequisite packages are installed automatically. If you install using msiexec.exe, prerequisite packages are not installed automatically. For details, see Install from the Command Line.

Java JRE installation

All Reflection X features require Java, and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) feature is selected by default. When this feature is selected, the associated installer installs a JRE that is correctly configured to fully support all Reflection X features. Micro Focus will supply updated Java installation packages as needed to provide customers with Java security updates. These packages can be downloaded and applied independently of any updates you apply to the main installer package. The JRE installed with Reflection X is uninstalled automatically when you uninstall Reflection X.

It is also possible to configure Reflection X to use a different JRE. For details about how to configure a non-default JRE, see Changing the JRE.


The Micro Focus Java installer adds a separate entry in the Windows Programs and Features Control Panel. Uninstalling the Reflection program automatically uninstalls the Micro Focus Java entry if it is no longer being used by any application. If you uninstall using an msiexec command line, you need to uninstall the Java program as a separate step.

Microsoft .NET 4.7.1 installation

All Reflection Workspace features require Microsoft .NET 4.7.1 to be installed on your system. If it is not on your system and you install Reflection X or Reflection Desktop for X using the defaults (or include any Reflection Workspace features), Microsoft .NET Framework Setup program is installed and started after the Reflection X installation completes. You must accept the Microsoft license agreement to complete this installation.

Microsoft .NET is a shared component and is not uninstalled when you uninstall Reflection. To uninstall Microsoft .NET, use the Windows Programs and Features Control Panel and uninstall each of the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 items.

If you are an administrator, you can use The Installation Customization Tool to configure a silent install that includes the Microsoft .NET installation without displaying the Microsoft .NET Setup user interface. If you create a transform that sets the user interface level to None, the Microsoft .NET Setup user interface is not displayed. If the user interface level is either Basic or Full, the Microsoft .NET setup user interface is displayed.

Visual Basic for Applications installation

The Visual Basic for Applications feature is available with the Reflection Workspace emulators. Installations that include this feature install Microsoft VBA 7.1. Visual Basic for Applications is a shared component and is not uninstalled when you uninstall Reflection X.

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